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The American Dream is Green

One of American University's Alternative Transportation vehicles. At American University the Dream is Green.

At American University, sustainability isn't  a buzz word. It's a culture visible in everything from how public safety officers patrol the campus to how we clean our spaces.  It's a dedication to environmental and social responsibility exemplified by the new home for the nation's largest school of international service and  programs that teach the next generation of filmmakers how to tell the earth's stories while caring for the planet and its wildlife. At AU, the American Dream is Green.

Green Buildings

The new SIS building is a model of green practices.

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Green Campus

Students walk past azaleas in the amphitheatre

The AU campus was designated an arboretum in 2004.

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AU Recycling Bins

AU recycles seven tons of newspaper annually.

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Each year, AU recycles:



of mixed paper



of surplus computers